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by Achebe, Chinua
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[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ...Uniquely ...African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover
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Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
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by Riordan, Rick
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Glossary, p. 555-7
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 4, Reading Level-Grade 5, Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading...
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by Stein, Murray, 1943-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index
Topics: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Jung, C. G. (Carl...
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by Jeff Kinney
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Topics: Humorous stories, Middle schools, Diaries, JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories, Family life,...
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by Collins, Suzanne
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In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11,...
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
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"Greg struggles to stay on Santa's 'nice' list while snowed in with the rest of the Heffley family in the days leading up to Christmas"--
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Topics: Blizzards, Diary fiction, Families, Humorous stories, Middle schools, Schools, Diaries, Behavior,...
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by Camus, Albert, 1913-1960; Gilbert, Stuart, tr
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Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran
Topics: Plague, Plague
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Topics: Ghost stories, American, Tales -- United States, Ghosts -- Folklore, Horror stories, Folklore --...
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by Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
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In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the...
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Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup
Topics: Teenage girls, Children of the rich, Brothers and sisters, Fathers and daughters, Religious...
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Topics: Pigeons -- Juvenile fiction, Bus drivers -- Juvenile fiction
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by Rick Riordan
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Topics: Hera (Greek deity), Gaia (Greek deity), Greek Mythology, Juvenile fiction, Roman Mythology,...
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
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As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself
Topics: Newbery Medal, Juvenile delinquency, Homeless persons, Friendship, Treasure-trove
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by Collins, Suzanne
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By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion
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Topics: Insurgency, Survival, Television programs, Interpersonal relations, Contests, Science fiction,...
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by Collins, Suzanne
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"In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games....
Topics: Survival, Television programs, Interpersonal relations, Contests, Survival, Television programs,...
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by Roth, Veronica
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Stephen Chbosky
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Topics: High school students -- Social conditions -- Juvenile fiction, Epistolary fiction, Diary fiction,...
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by Margaret Atwood
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
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Book 1 in series
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Topics: Middle schools, Friendship, Schools, Diaries, Middle schools, Friendship, Schools, Diaries,...
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by Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007
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In the Third Age, an age of prophecy when the world and time themselves hang in the balance, the Dark One, imprisoned by the Creator, is stirring in Shayol Ghul
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Topics: Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character), Fiction, Fiction - Fantasy, Fantasy - General, Fiction /...
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by Hinton, S. E
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"Laurel-leaf books."
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Topics: Family life, Gangs, Family, Brothers, Gangs, Family life
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
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Topic: Fantasy
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Walls, Jeannette
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In the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Chase, Truddi; Phillips, Robert A. (Robert Archer), 1942-
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"A Jove book."
Topics: Chase, Truddi, Multiple personality, Adult child abuse victims, Adult child abuse victims, Child...
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by Card, Orson Scott
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Sequel: Ender's Shadow
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
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Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers. But the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald's...
Topics: Traffic accidents, First loves, Rich people, Mistresses, Revenge
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by Raymond A. Moody
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Topics: Future life -- Case studies, Death -- Case studies
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by Oliver, Mary, 1935-
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"A Harvest original."
Topics: English language, American poetry, English poetry, Poetry
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by Thomas Scanlon
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Topics: Right and wrong, Judgment (Ethics)
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by Atwood, Margaret
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by Cooper, Geoffrey M
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 648-650) and index
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Topics: Cellular biology, Molecular biology, Microchemistry, Science, Science/Mathematics, General, Life...
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by Morrison, Toni
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Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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by William D. Thornbury
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Topic: Geomorphology.
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by Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940-; Jones, Loretta
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Includes index
Topics: Chemistry, Chemie, Química, Einführung, Chemie, Einführung
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by Robin Norwood
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Topics: Relationship addiction -- Treatment., Group psychotherapy., Women -- Mental health., Love.
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by Santiago, Esmeralda; Santiago, Esmeralda. Almost a woman
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Continued by: Almost a woman
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
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A novel of Israel
Topics: Exodus 1947 (Ship), Jews, Holocaust survivors, Jewish refugees, Juifs
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by Adiga, Aravind
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Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life--having nothing but his own wits to help him along
Topics: Chauffeurs, Poor, Ambition, Businesspeople
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by Albom, Mitch, 1958-
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Weaves three stories about 83-year-old Eddie, the head maintenance person at Ruby Point Amusement park. Eddie meets 5 individuals in heaven each with a story to share, a secret to reveal and a lesson. The have profound meanings for Eddie on the real purpose of his life
Topics: Accident victims, Amusement parks, Amusement rides, Future life, Older men, Heaven, Death,...
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by James Dashner
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Topics: Amnesia -- Fiction, Cooperativeness -- Fiction, Labyrinths -- Fiction, Science fiction
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by Patricia Mccormick
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Topics: Social Issues - Sexual Abuse, Social Issues - General, General, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books...
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by Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-
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Topics: Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Psychiatric hospital patients, Commitment of...
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by Riordan, Rick
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After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods
Topics: Mythology, Greek, Mythology, Greek, Camps, Friendship, Fathers and sons, Poseidon (Greek deity),...
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by Chbosky, Stephen
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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by Gardner, Eldon J. (Eldon John), 1909-1989; Snustad, D. Peter, joint author
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Genetics, Génétique, Genetica, Genetics
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by Cullen, David, 1961-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-403) and index
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Topics: Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.), Littleton (Colo.), Columbine High School Massacre,...
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by Riordan, Rick
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Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth ... Hazel is supposed...
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 4, Reading Level-Grade 5, Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading...
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence
Topics: Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Auschwitz (Concentration camp),...
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by Orwell, George, 1903-1950
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"1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 ..."--Back paperback cover
Topics: Orwell, George, 1903-1950, Totalitarianism, Cautionary tales and verse, Science fiction, English,...
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by Steven D. Levitt
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Topics: Economics -- Psychological aspects, Economics -- Sociological aspects
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Topics: Composers, Compositeurs, Komponist, Biographie
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by Tufte, Edward R., 1942-
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Includes index
Topics: Statistics, Statistique, Statistique, Statistique, Méthode graphique, Statistics as Topic, Data...
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by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human
Topics: School & Education, Vampires, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction, Children's Books - Young Adult...
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by Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007
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Rand al'Thor is the Dragon Reborn - able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it. Rand knows only that he must face the Dark One in a battle to the death. Ahead of him lies the next great test for...the Dragon Reborn.
Topics: Fiction - Fantasy, Fantasy, Fantasy - Epic, Fantasy - Series, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Rand...
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by Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-
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Originally published: Novato, Calif. : Presidio Press, 1981
Topics: Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-, United States. Marine Corps. Regiment, 5th. Battalion,...
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by Juster, Norton, 1929-; Feiffer, Jules, ill
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"The thirtysomething anniversary edition!"--Cover
Topics: Fantasy fiction, Puns and punning, Fantasy
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by Jeanette Winterson
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Topics: Teenage girls -- Fiction, Lesbians -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by P.D. Eastman
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by Kevin Shillington
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Topic: Africa -- History
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by Camus, Albert, 1913-1960; Gilbert, Stuart, tr
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Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran
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Topics: Plague, Plague
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by Chevallier, Andrew
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322) and indexes
Topics: Materia medica, Vegetable, Medicinal plants, Herbs
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by Chase, Truddi; Phillips, Robert A. (Robert Archer), 1942-
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Originally published: New York: E.P. Dutton, 1987
Topic: Chase, Truddi
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by Eric Carle
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Topics: Toy and movable books -- Specimens, Chameleons -- Fiction, Self-acceptance -- Fiction, Toy and...
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by Matas, Carol, 1949-
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Daniel, whose family suffers as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, describes his imprisonment in a concentration camp and his eventual liberation
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Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Concentration camps, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Juifs,...
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by Silko, Leslie, 1948-
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Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1977
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Laguna Indians, Literature, Modern, Indians, North American, Veterans
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by Kurt Vonnegut
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by James Baldwin
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Topic: Reading Level-Adult
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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by Achebe, Chinua; Innes, Catherine Lynette
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A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Topics: Short stories, African (English), Short stories, African, Manners and customs, Short stories,...
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by Carle, Eric
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Reprint. Originally published: New York : Crowell, 1970
Topics: Plants, Seeds, Plant life cycles, Seeds, Seeds, Plants
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by Hornby, Albert Sydney; Ashby, Michael; Wehmeier, Sally
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Previous edition: 2000
Topics: ELT dictionaries & reference, Foreign Language Study, Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase...